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Local Emergency Crews Hold Disaster Drills

By: Pachatta Pope Email
By: Pachatta Pope Email

An injured person had to be air-lifted from A&M and everyone was pleased. Fortunately the emergency was not real.

The individual receiving treatment on the gurnee and PHI Airmedical helicopter crew members were taking part in a mock mass casualty incident.

Every year, the Texas A&M University Emergency Care Team puts on staged accidents for training exercises. Members of the emergency care team are volunteer emergency medical technicians and first responders. Exercises were held Saturday at Duncan Field and Spence Park at Texas A&M.

The scenarios offer valuable hands-on training on how to handle large-scale disasters. This year, team members had to deal with personnel and supply issues while trying to operate a command center and triage.


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